Is there a quick way to find out how many words I've written altogether in my posts on EL&U?

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Using the SQL from this answer on Stack Overflow, I've put together a word count query on the latest data dump on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer.

There is not a way to see it in "real time" on the site. The data dump is updated regularly every Sunday.

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    Thanks Matt, you're a star. Nov 24, 2015 at 23:40
  • It doesn't seem to work for ELL?
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 25, 2015 at 8:53
  • It works for me. What is your ELL user ID? Nov 25, 2015 at 10:05
  • Sheepish smile Oops, I just repeated my EL&U ID... I thought the username is the same, so the number must be as well. I now realize that would be pretty stupid, if I belong to ten different SE communities, I can't have the same ID.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Nov 25, 2015 at 20:57

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